Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. West Coast

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: V.M. Gornitz, T.W. Beaty, and R.C. Daniels
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. West Coast
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name: NDP-043C
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, TN
Publisher: CDIAC
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043c.html
Description:
Abstract:
[Adapted from the online documentation] The Numeric Data Package (NDP-043C) consists of a digital data base that may be used to identify coastlines along the U.S. West Coast that are at risk to sea-level rise. This data base integrates point, line, and polygon data for the U.S. West Coast into 0.25 degree latitude by 0.25 degree longitude grid cells and into 1:2,000,000 digitized line segments that can be used by raster or vector geographic information systems (GIS) as well as by non-GIS data bases. Each coastal grid cell and line segment contains data variables from the following seven data sets: elevation, geology, geomorphology, sea-level trends, shoreline displacement (erosion/accretion), tidal ranges, and wave heights. These variables may be used to calculate a Coastal Vulnerability Index (CVI). Two other Coastal Hazards Databases are available from CDIAC: Coastal Hazards Database for the U.S. East Coast "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043a.html" Coastal Hazards Database for the U.S. Gulf Cost "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043b.html" The data set is available free of charge as a numeric data package (NDP) from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. The NDP consists of 21 data files including ASCII, ARC/INFO export files, FORTRAN, SAS, and documentation files. CDIAC has provided an anonymous FTP area to all data files, retrieval codes, and descriptive files for the NDP's that are presently available. The FTP address for the ndp043c database is: "ftp://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/pub/ndp043c" or via anonymous ftp to: ftp cdiac.esd.ornl.gov login as "anonymous", enter email as password cd pub/ndp043c NDP043C can also be obtained via the WWW: "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043c.html" Full documentation is available online at: "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp043c/43c.htm"
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Bird, E. C. F. 1984. Coasts. Basil Blackwell Publishing, New York, New York.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Pethick, J. 1984. An Introduction to Coastal Geomorphology. Edward Arnold Publishers, London, England.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ritter, D. F. 1986. Process Geomorphology. William Brown Publishers, Dubuque, Iowa.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Schwartz, M. L. (ed.). 1982. The Encyclopedia of Beaches and Coastal Environments. Hutchinson & Ross Publishing, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Shepard, F. P. and H. R. Wanless. 1971. Our Changing Coastline. McGraw-Hill Boo Company, New York, New York.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 50.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > CONTOURS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > CORAL REEFS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > FJORDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INTERTIDAL ZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LOCAL SUBSIDENCE TRENDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA LEVEL RISE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINE DISPLACEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > STORM SURGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > STORM SURGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL COMPONENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL RANGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS > ASH/DUST COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: Accretion
Theme_Keyword: Cdiac
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Hazards
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Landform
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Vulnerability Index
Theme_Keyword: Cvi
Theme_Keyword: Elevation
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: Ndp-043c
Theme_Keyword: Ornl
Theme_Keyword: Risk Asseessment
Theme_Keyword: Sea-level Trends
Theme_Keyword: Shoreline Displacement
Theme_Keyword: Tidal Ranges
Theme_Keyword: Wave Heights
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST COAST
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
None.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TAMMY W. BEATY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD C. DANIELS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: VIVIEN M. GORNITZ
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Sciences Division
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Address: P.O. Box 2008
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Shorelands and Water Resources Program
Address: Water Division, Department of Ecology
Address: P.O. Box 47690
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA/GISS
Address: 2880 Broadway
City: New York
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 10025
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-0119
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (212) 678-5540
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: beatytw@ornl.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
An important part of the data packaging process at the CDIAC is the quality assurance (QA) of the data before its distribution. Data received at CDIAC are rarely in perfect condition for immediate distribution, regardless of source. CDIAC staff members examine the data for completeness, reasonableness, and accuracy. The QA process is an important component in the value-added concept of assuring accurate, usable information for researchers. For details on the QA performed on this data set, see the documentation file at: "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ftp/ndp043c/ndp043c.txt" or "http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/epubs/ndp/ndp043c/43c.htm"
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.25 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 0.25 degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOE/ORNL/ESD/CDIAC > Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy
Contact_Person: CARBON DIOXIDE INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Address: P.O.. Box 2008
City: OAK RIDGE
State_or_Province: TENNESSEE
Postal_Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (865) 574-2232
Resource_Description: NDP-043C
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Format_Name: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Format_Name: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Format_Name: ASCII, ARC/INFO
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdiac.ornl.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ftp/ndp043c/
Access_Instructions:
NDP-043C Data Files
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043a.html
Access_Instructions:
A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. East Coast
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp043b.html
Access_Instructions:
A Coastal Hazards Data Base for the U.S. Gulf Coast
Fees: None
Fees: None
Fees: None
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061013
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GENE R. MAJOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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